627 Squadron in retirement









Photo Album

Thorpe Camp

At First Sight

At Second Sight

Mosquitos Airborne


BEF Al Faw Video '05


Squadron Memorial Page

On Sunday 6th June 1993, the 627 Squadron Book of Remembrance was dedicated by the Rev A McMasters at St Peter's Church, Woodhall Spa. This book is now on display at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre.

Photo of Book of Remembrance

Thirty five members of 627 Squadron lost their lives while serving with the squadron - their names are listed below.

Flying Officer Francis F Fahey AFM RAAF Aged 31 from Wiluna, Western Australia
Flight Lieutenant Stanley C Hicks RAAF Aged 34
Flying Officer Francis K Evans DFM Aged 24 of Ealing, Middlesex
Pilot Officer Anthony P Willmott Aged 22 of Lustleigh, Devonshire
Flying Officer John D Hughes Aged 23 of Sudbury, Suffolk
Pilot Officer Percy K Turnor RAAF Aged 31 from Richmond, Victoria
Warrant Officer John F Hewson Aged 25 of Quinton, Birmingham
Flight Lieutenant Thomas L Hogg DFM Aged 29 of Ouchan, Isle of Man
Flight Lieutenant Ronald Woodhouse Aged 30 of Bicester, Oxfordshire
Flying Officer Phillip S Foxcroft DFC of Bardsey, Yorkshire
Flying Officer Dennis H Ackworth DFC Aged 21 of Plaidstow, Essex
Flight Lieutenant Harry Steere DFC DFM Aged 30 of Wallasey, Cheshire
Flying Officer Kenneth W Gale DFC RAAF Aged 24 from Surfers Paradise, Queensland
Flying Officer James A Saint-Smith DFC DFM RAAF Ages 26 from Earlswood, New South Wales
Flying Officer Geoffrey E Heath DFC DFM RAAF Aged 26 from New South Wales and of Skipworth, Yorkshire
Flying Officer Dennis K Flaherty Aged 23 of Bradford, Yorkshire
Flying Officer John Christie Aged 32 of Brechin, Angus
Flight Lieutenant Norman B Rutherford AFC Aged 31, RAF but originally from Australia
Pilot Officer Frederick H Stanbury Aged 27 of Eccles, Lancashire
Flying Officer Andrew Matheson Aged 21 of Edinburgh, Midlothian
Flying Officer Allan T Fitzpatrick DFM RAAF Aged 22 of Dulwich, London
Flight Lieutenant Harold E Brown RCAF Aged 29 from Rolla, North Dakota, USA
Flight Lieutenant Hugh W Cowan Aged 29 of Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland
Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey E Bray Aged 27 of Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Flight Lieutenant Peter N G Herbert DFC Aged 27 of Knebworth, Hertfordshire
Flying Officer Reginald H Cornell Aged 33 of Forest Hill, London
Flight Lieutenant Anthony G St John RNZAF Aged 30 from New Zealand and of Saskatoon, Canada
Flying Officer La Verne J Dick RCAF Aged 28 from Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Flight Lieutenant John A Reid Aged 26 of Winchester, Hampshire
Flight Lieutenant Wesley D Irwin RCAF Aged 34 from Stratford, Ontario and of Pitsea, Essex
Flight Lieutenant Ronald Baker RCAF Aged 24 from Vancouver, British Columbia
Sergeant Douglas G Betts
Flight Sergeant John A Day RAAF Aged 20 from Murrumbeena, Victoria
Flight Lieutenant D A Johnson Aged 28 from Southport, Lancashire
Sergeant Albert J Kingdon Aged 28 of Staunton-on-Avon, Herefordshire

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